BOSTON CALLING – May 27/29, 2022
17 April 2021
Band: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Active: 1991–2000, 2007–2011, 2019–present
Album: EVIL EMPIRE – 2nd LP
Released: 17 April 1996 – 25 years ago
Rolling Stone wrote: “Heavy metal has never been much of a forum for political discourse… Rage Against the Machine hope to change that with their inflammatory blend of roaring guitars, barked raps and political activism. Their lyrics lambaste government corruption, media manipulation, big business, complacency and ambivalence, and the band members practice what they preach… In an era in which political candidates are weaker than Styrofoam and the American public grows more ambivalent by the minute, perhaps De La Rocha’s radical rhetoric can make a difference. As Plato said, “The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.”
Turn Up The Volume: ‘Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ Part 2.
Singles: Bulls On Parade / The Year Of Tha Boomerang / People Of The Sun / Tire Me
– BULLS ON PARADE –
– THE YEAR OF THA BOOMERNAG –
– PEOPLE OF THE SUN –
– TIRE ME –
Rage Against The Machine’s guitarist TOM MORELLO about racism in America…
Full Tom Morello feature in NME right here
Top singles from the past…
7 June 2020
In the light of the worldwide protest marches against the destroying virus of racism following the murder of black man George Floyd , the anti-authority protest song
KILLING IN THE NAME by political cross over activists RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
is, unfortunately, highly relevant again… after 28 years! Has something changed in our unsettled societies? Not much, obviously. Shocking!
Mind you, I condemn the violent and rampaging deeds by an overheated minority as
it overshadows the massive, peaceful protestations, but I understand that the immense frustration of the black community is at play. It’s 2020 and racism still is a big issue and
a most dangerous disease. Governments need to wake up and make the vital struggle against the inequality of races a vital top-priority before fateful and irreversible events
will have a devastating impact on all of our lives. Universal tolerance and solidarity is
the only way to survive.
This live version is incredibly powerful.
Black lives matter.
Our world matters…
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